Dr Lucy Sutherland is the new Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
She has joined the Welsh institution from her role as a strategic consultant to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust which manages the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.
She started in her new job on Monday October 24.
Dr Sutherland said:
“It is an exciting and rare chance to lead a relatively young botanic garden through its next phase of maturity.
“It is also a unique opportunity at a time when the global population is facing multiple crises and there is growing ambition and support for addressing climate change and continuing efforts towards biodiversity conservation and a sustainable future.”
Dr Sutherland sees the National Botanic Garden of Wales as “continuing to have a critical role in this agenda.”
She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide and was previously the Director of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium in South Australia, Acting Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Co-ordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership.